Peregrinity Per`e*grin"i*ty, n. [L. peregrinitas: cf. F. p['e]r['e]grinit['e].] 1. Foreignness; strangeness. [Obs.] ``Somewhat of a peregrinity in their dialect.'' --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. Travel; wandering. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • peregrinity — per·e·grin·i·ty …   English syllables

  • peregrinity — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈgrinəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French peregrinité, from Latin peregrinitat , peregrinitas, from peregrinus foreign + itat , itas ity more at pilgrim : the quality or state of being peregrine …   Useful english dictionary

  • peregrine — peregrinity /per i grin i tee/, n. /per i grin, green , gruyn /, adj. 1. foreign; alien; coming from abroad. 2. wandering, traveling, or migrating. n. 3. See peregrine falcon. [1350 1400; ME < L peregrinus foreign, deriv. of peregre abroad, lit …   Universalium

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